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    Eudora (All current versions)
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    Please have your SFF Net username, password, and SFF Net Email address handy (they were included in your original signup confirmation email). You'll need them to complete these instructions.

    If you're using Eudora version 6 or earlier, skip ahead to the Older Versions section.

    Windows Version
    Follow these instructions if you are setting up Eudora for Windows.

    1. If you've just installed Eudora, starting the program for the first time will automatically bring up the the configuration wizard, so you can skip directly to Step 2. If you've already got a mail account configured, bring up the Personalities window (either by clicking the tabbed icon at the bottom of the sidebar window or by selecting Tools -> Personalities from the main menu).

      Right-click in the Personalities window and select New from the context menu.

      Creating a new personality

    2. On the Account Settings screen, click the Skip directly to advanced account setup radio button and click the Finish button to close the wizard.

      Advanced Settings

    3. Fill out the Generic Properties tab of the Account Settings dialog with the following information:

      Eudora2

      • Real Name: Fill in the regular name you want to appear on your mail. (this should not be your email address)
      • Email Address: Type in your SFF Net Email address. Do NOT put in any other email address other than your @sff.net address or your email will bounce. (Exception: If you have an SFF Net hosted domain, you may use an email address from that domain, i.e. if SFF Net hosts mydomain.com for you, you may use bettyb@mydomain.com).

      • User Name: At the beginning, we said you'd need your SFF Net username and password handy. Get them now. Enter your SFF Net username (not your email address) in this field.

      • SMTP Server: Enter smtp.sff.net as your SMTP Server. Since you have an SFF Net address (or your SFF Net-hosted domain address) entered in Email Address field, the SMTP Server (Outgoing) MUST be smtp.sff.net. If you want to use a different SMTP server to send your mail, you MUST change your Email Address to match the domain of the SMTP server you choose (i.e. @myISP.com). You cannot use your @sff.net address (or SFF Net-hosted domain address) unless you use smtp.sff.net as your server.

      • Use submission port (587): This checkbox MUST be checked.

    4. Click the Incoming Mail tab of the Account Settings dialog and enter pop3.sff.net as your Server Your screen should look exactly like this sample:

      Eudora2

    That's it! You're all set to use SFF Net mail.

    What's next?
    Your SFF Net POP3 email box has a variety of extra features you can control, including:

    • Highly effective, configurable spam filters
    • Automatic virus and HTML script protection
    • Junk folder for reviewing spam caught by filters
    • Message preview before downloading
    • Email auto-forwarding
    • Automatic out-of-office replies

    You can control these options using your web browser through our WebMail system. You'll want to read more about controlling your email box in the SFF Net Email section of the help system.


    Older Versions
    Use these instructions for Eudora version 6 and earlier.

    If you are already using Eudora with a different email account, we strongly recommend you read about Personalities from Eudora's website before continuing. You will probably want to set up SFF Net as a separate personality.

    1. Start Eudora and select Tools -> Options from the menu. Fill out the Getting Started screen in a similar manner to the example below (the screens may appear somewhat different on your version). Be sure the Allow Authentication box is checked (if present):

      Eudora Options - Getting Started screen

      Do NOT put in any other email address other than your @sff.net address in the Email Address field or your email will bounce. (Exception: If you have an SFF Net hosted domain, you may use an email address from that domain (i.e. if SFF Net hosts mydomain.com for you, you may use bettyb@mydomain.com).

      Since you have an SFF Net address (or your SFF Net-hosted domain address) entered in Email Address field, the SMTP Server (Outgoing) MUST be smtp.sff.net. If you want to use a different SMTP server to send your mail, you MUST change your Email Address to match the domain of the SMTP server you choose (i.e. @myISP.com). You cannot use your @sff.net address (or SFF Net-hosted domain address) unless you use smtp.sff.net as your server.

    2. Click the Checking Mail icon and enter pop3.sff.net as your incoming mail server. Your screen should look essentially the same as this example:

      Eudora Options - Checking Mail screen

    3. Click the Sending Mail icon. If the options exist on this tab in your version, be sure smtp.sff.net is entered as your sending mail server. Remember, you cannot use your @sff.net address (or SFF Net-hosted domain address) unless you use smtp.sff.net as your server. Your screen should look much the same as this example. If there is a checkbox for using port 587, be sure it is checked.

      Eudora Options - Sending Mail screen

    4. Set Eudora to use SMTP port 587

      Okay, just one last item to configure. You need to set Eudora to use port 587 for outgoing SMTP access. The method for doing this varies depending on whether you are using the Windows or Macintosh version of the program.

    • Windows Versions

      1. Use Notepad or another text editor to open the EUDORA.INI file. This file is stored by default in the \Program Files\Qualcomm\Eudora folder on the drive where you installed Eudora (usually drive C:). Note, if you are on Windows XP, the file may be located in your Documents and Settings folder under the username you use to log into Windows instead. If you can't find it, use the Search function from the Start button menu to look for the file.

      2. Find the [Settings] section in the .INI file (if you are using multiple personalities, change the one that pertains to your SFF Net personality).

      3. Add the line SMTPPort=587
        Your file should look like this before saving:

        EUDORA.INI file

    • Macintosh Versions

      Quit Eudora and look in the Eudora Application Folder for the folder "Extras". In this folder is a file named "Esoteric Settings". Drag this file into the "Eudora Stuff" folder, then launch Eudora. Go to Special: Settings: Ports & Protocols: and change the SMTP port to 587 here.

    That's it! You're all set to use SFF Net mail.

    What's next?
    Your SFF Net POP3 email box has a variety of extra features you can control, including:

    • Highly effective, configurable spam filters
    • Automatic virus and HTML script protection
    • Junk folder for reviewing spam caught by filters
    • Message preview before downloading
    • Email auto-forwarding
    • Automatic out-of-office replies

    You can control these options using your web browser through our WebMail system. You'll want to read more about controlling your email box in the SFF Net Email section of the help system.



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